Loser Takes All is the 9th episode of Season 7 of Beverly Hills, 90210.

Synopsis Edit

Tipped off by Kelly, Brandon queries Kenny (Joey Gian) about his experience with Valerie and eventually gets the whole ugly story; sudden wealth burns a hole in David's pocket; Clare notes that preparing for the crew race makes Steve a changed man.


Kelly takes great delight in telling Brandon about Valerie's pregnancy and abortion, and also shares her doubts about Val's story. Brandon goes to see Kenny, who portrays himself as an innocent victim caught in the web of an evil vixen. He tells Brandon that he paid Valerie $100,000 to stay away. Brandon threatens to throw Val out of the house unless she gives the money back. Valerie plans to move out, but returns the money following a talk with Tracy. She confesses to Brandon that she was never pregnant, and insists that she cannot live up to his moral expectations.

Mel, worried by David's newfound wealth, asks Donna to keep an eye on him. David goes on a wild spending spree, and later shows up at Donna's apartment in the middle of the night after swimming in the ocean. David offers to help out the financially strapped Valerie by purchasing half of the club. They celebrate their deal by making out. Steve impresses Clare with his dedication as he trains for the crew race. His team barely loses, but Clare decides that she wants him back. Kelly comes clean with Mark about her past drug problem.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold

Special Guest Stars

Joseph Gian as Kenny Bannerman[1]
Jill Novick as Tracy Gaylian
Dalton James as Mark Reese

Recurring cast

Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver


Dan Gauthier as Dick Harrison

Quotes Edit

So you told Darth Taylor?
—Brandon to Steve
I thought he could save me
—Val to Brandon

Trivia Edit

  • Valerie tells Brandon the truth: she was never pregnant. She also tells Brandon that Kenny reminded her of her father
  • Steve decides to enter KEG in a race against Dick to impress Clare, but finds himself making peace with his heartbreak
  • Steve and Clare reunite
    • He also starts a new tradition as KEG has never rowed crew before
  • David's acting manic and randomly kisses Donna, who's aghast — and worried
  • Kelly points out to Brandon that Valerie seems to only have trouble lying to him
  • David decides to buy half of the Peach Pit After Dark and hooks up with Val

Notes and references Edit

  1. Last appearance of Kenny Bannerman
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